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General Q&A about specific languages, language in general, and linguistics.

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When does "me-" go on verbs?

1 answer  ·  posted 2mo ago by General Sebast1an‭  ·  last activity 21h ago by General Sebast1an‭

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What does Etymonline mean by 'to raise (someone) out of trouble'?

1 answer  ·  posted 1mo ago by PSTH‭  ·  last activity 1mo ago by Jirka Hanika‭

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Is obrigado used in case of unclear gender of the author?

1 answer  ·  posted 3mo ago by tommi‭  ·  last activity 2mo ago by Quasímodo‭

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How did 'to wit' shift (from "to know") 🡺 to mean 'that is to say'?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by PSTH‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by gmcgath‭

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Why "me too" and not "I too"?

1 answer  ·  posted 3mo ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by Jirka Hanika‭

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How can fulsome constitute "a case of ironic understatement"?

1 answer  ·  posted 7mo ago by PSTH‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by Jirka Hanika‭

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Why is "djinn" the plural of "djinni"?

1 answer  ·  posted 3mo ago by gmcgath‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by Jirka Hanika‭

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English dialects and he/she versus it

2 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by tommi‭  ·  edited 4mo ago by Lundin‭

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How can a prepositional phrase shift to become a verb?

2 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by PSTH‭  ·  last activity 5mo ago by Jirka Hanika‭

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Calling another by name when one is exasperated

1 answer  ·  posted 6mo ago by r~~‭  ·  last activity 5mo ago by Jirka Hanika‭

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What does the letter do ৡ in Bangla?

1 answer  ·  posted 7mo ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 7mo ago by deleted user

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Modern English words originating in Norman

1 answer  ·  posted 8mo ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 8mo ago by dsr‭

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